Board Meeting, January 16th, 2008

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Neil McGovern (Maulkin) (Secretary)
  • Michael Schultheiss (Treasurer)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Luk Claes (luk)
  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)

Board members absent

  • Josh Berkus (jberkus)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Mario Iseli (tiCo)
  • Rico Gloeckner (mc)
  • Kare Thor Olsen (Kaare)
  • MJ Ray (slef)

These are the draft minutes for the January 16th, 2008 SPI Board meeting, held at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG

President's Report

Just after the start of the year, several board members discussed on IRC the process for gathering together the information for our 2007 annual report, took assignments to deliver the various components, and moved the work in process and some historical documents to online shared version control. A key component that is not ready yet is a financial report, I also have content to deliver. I think we're on track to deliver a 2007 report towards the end of this month, almost certainly before our next board meeting.

Treasurer's Report

Michael Schultheiss is working on a report for our status as of December 31, 2007. He's also planning on contacting our accountants to get recommendations about bookkeepers so we can more easily generate reports. Joerg Jaspert should know the status of floyd, Michael will liaise with him. Our CPA has finished our tax return for 2006 and it's just awaiting Michael's signature and submission to the IRS.

Secretary's Report

No specific mail received to secretary@

Outstanding Minutes

One set of minutes was raised for approval this meeting:

Neil McGovern moved to approve the December 19th, 2007 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
David Graham:Abstain
Luk Claes:Yes
Joshua D. Drake:Yes
Martin Zobel-Helas:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstain: 1.

Resolution 2007-12-29.jdd.1 - Madwifi as an associated project

Neil McGovern moved to approve resolution 2007-12-29.jdd.1 - Madwifi as an associated project, seconded by David Graham.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Luk Claes:Abstain
Joshua D. Drake:Yes
Martin Zobel-Helas:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstain: 1.

Resolution 2008-01-08.jdd.2 - Adding Paysimple as a payment provider

Neil McGovern moved to approve resolution 2008-01-08.jdd.2 - Adding Paysimple as a payment provider, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Luk Claes:Yes
Joshua D. Drake:Yes
Martin Zobel-Helas:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 7, No: 0, Abstain: 0.

Resolution 2008-01-08.jdd.3 - Removal of wxWidgets

David Graham moved to approve resolution 2008-01-08.jdd.3 - Removal of wxWidgets, seconded by Joshua D. Drake.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Luk Claes:Yes
Joshua D. Drake:Yes
Martin Zobel-Helas:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 7, No: 0, Abstain: 0.

Discussion of Josh Berkus's board member status

Josh Berkus has indicated to the board that his future schedule might make it difficult to attend board meetings, and volunteered to step down from the board if that would help ensure we meet quorum. A reading of the bylaws indicates that it would make no difference to our quorum requirements.

Joshua D. Drake queried adding an additional member, but this would increase quorum requirements.

Neil McGovern is to call for interest to the membership, to be discussed by the board for appointment next meeting as an interim board member replacing Josh Berkus.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, February 20th, 2007 at 19:00 UTC in

spi on irc.oftc.net.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Date electedNameRole
[2004-07-29]Bdale GarbeePresident
[2007-08-06]Joerg JaspertVice President
[2006-07-31]Neil McGovernSecretary
[2006-07-31]Michael SchultheissTreasurer
[2006-07-31]Josh Berkus
[2007-08-06]Martin Zobel-Helas
[2003-11-29]David Graham
[2007-08-06]Luk Claes
[2007-08-06]Joshua D. Drake

Resolution 2007-12-29.jdd.1 - Madwifi as an associated project

Resolution 2008-01-08.jdd.2 - Adding Paysimple as a payment provider

Resolution 2008-01-08.jdd.3 - Removal of wxWidgets